Synopses & Reviews
What star is that? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk Through the Heavens is a beautiful and easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers will be able to easily find and identify the constellations and the stars within them. Ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold, adding to the mystery of the stars. Written for the complete beginner, this pracical guide introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed, apart from normal sight and clear skies.
"You dont need a telescope to learn where the constellations arethis book tells you exactly how to find them simply by looking at the sky. Its a useful skill to acquire: you can impress your friends when you stumble out of the pub by pointing out whats where in the night sky. The legends are fascinating too. This is a good book for someone who hasnt made their mind up about investing in a telescope." The Times
"...a helpful guide that introduces young adults to the starry heavens--one that can perhaps lead to lifelong inquiry and involvement with astronomy." Science Books and Films
Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends.
Clear instructions and simplified maps for the younger star spotter.
About the Author
Milton D. Heifetz is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Southern California and visiting professor at Harvard Medical School. This is his first astronomy book.
Wil Tirion is the author of numerous sky guides, including The Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets (1997), The Cambridge Star Atlas (1996), and The Monthly Sky Guide (2003).
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Measuring distances in the sky; 2. A walk through the heavens; 3. Legends of the heavens; 4. Thereâs more to see!; Constellations index.